GCES Additional Relevant Policies
1. A copy of all catalogs and brochures publicly distributed by Elizabethtown College, as well as advertisements sponsored by the school to recruit students or solicit funds, can be found on the college website: https://www.etown.edu/
2. The following degrees are offered through online delivery at Elizabethtown College:
- Business Administration
- Health Care Administration
- Human ServicesBachelors
- Business Administration
- Health Care Administration
- Human Services
- RN to BSN
- Business Administration (MBA)
- Master of Education in Curriculum and Instruction
- Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology*
- Master of Music Education*
- Master of Public Policy*
- Master of Science in Finance*
- Master of Science in Strategic Leadership
- Doctorate of Occupational Therapy
Vermont students can enroll in Masters of Education in Curriculum and Instruction program under the SARA agreement. GCES will offer three of the STEM courses of the program on site and in person.
3. Each GCES applicant for enrollment will be notified, in writing, on a form signed by the applicant, that credits earned at GCES and Elizabethtown are transferable to other colleges and universities at the discretion of the receiving school. https://www.etown.edu/offices/registration-records/transfer/transfer-Credit.aspx
4. Elizabethtown College and GCES are committed to ensuring that students will complete the program in a reasonable amount of time. https://www.etown.edu/offices/president/four-year-graduation-guarantee.aspx
5. Elizabethtown College’s engineering program is accredited by agencies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education, as evidenced below.
6. Elizabethtown College’s address is listed below:Elizabethtown College
One Alpha Drive
Elizabethtown, PA 17022-2298
7. The GCES follow Elizabethtown College’s academic calendar. Elizabethtown’s calendar can be found on the following webpage: https://www.etown.edu/offices/registration-records/calendar.aspx
8. Elizabethtown College’s purpose and philosophy of education can be found below:
Elizabethtown College engages students in a dynamic, integrated learning process grounded in the liberal arts. Challenged to take responsibility for their education, students at Elizabethtown embark on a journey of self-transformation that involves intellectual, social, and personal growth.
The College is committed to educating the whole person within a relationship-centered learning community where common goals are achieved through engagement in a rigorous academic curriculum and thoughtful co-curricular experiences. Students are encouraged to develop and challenge their own values, while seeking to understand and appreciate alternative perspectives. Embedded in an ever-changing global context, the College promotes the developmental, collaborative and complex nature of learning.
In seeking to “educate for service,” Elizabethtown College believes that students can perform no greater service than they do when sharing knowledge and creativity with others. Opportunities to strengthen scholarship and leadership extend beyond the classroom, and students learn actively through practical experiences and civic engagement.
The impact of an Elizabethtown College education is long lasting and far-reaching because it is deeply transformative. Students acquire new habits of mind and heart–some in the course of the undergraduate experience, others as students grow beyond college.
At Elizabethtown College, students are inspired and challenged to:
- Assume responsibility for their intellectual development, personal growth and well-being. Students will learn to sharpen their curiosity and become aware of the capabilities, strategies and resources needed to learn.
- Reason, analyze and engage in critical thinking. Students will make, systematically evaluate, and, if necessary, refute arguments and claims—both their own and those of others.
- Demonstrate thoughtful and articulate communication by applying knowledge in a variety of contexts, including writing, speaking, listening and interpretation.
- Understand the creative process and its role in human expression, and cultivate the ability to make informed aesthetic judgments.
- Navigate diverse cultural worldviews and perspectives, with the realization that differing frames of reference influence analysis, communication and behavior.
- Make reflective ethical decisions and act with integrity to seek just outcomes with relationships, communities and society.
- Apply and integrate different strands of learning and comprehend interconnections in the process of gaining knowledge and experience.
- Identify and cultivate a sense of purpose that inspires a commitment to meaningful work in service to society.
The purpose and philosophy of education is summarized on the Elizabethtown website https://www.etown.edu/about/philosophy.aspx and in the College Catalog https://catalog.etown.edu/content.php?catoid=38&navoid=1939#mission-vision-and-core-values.
9. A map and description of Elizabethtown’s campus and facilities is available on the college website: https://www.etown.edu/map/index.aspx
The GCES team is in the process of purchasing significant portions of the campus of the Vermont College of Fine Arts, which is already approved as a postsecondary institution in Vermont. This will be announced publicly when the deal is finalized. This will be a continuation of current use of the campus.The GCES will be opening operations for its initial cohort in buildings currently used for classroom instruction, food service and residential life by VCFA (Noble Hall and Dewey) and will expand into additional spaces as needed. Some spaces that are currently leased for commercial purposes will continue that use until the space is needed for GCES purposes.
10. A full list of Elizabethtown’s educational programs is available on the college website: https://catalog.etown.edu/content.php?catoid=36&navoid=1876
11. Elizabethtown course listings, scheduling, and availability can be found on the college website: https://www.etown.edu/offices/registration-records/courselistings.aspx
12. Information about Elizabethtown’s courses and programs is available on the college’s website on the academic programs page: https://catalog.etown.edu/content.php?catoid=36&navoid=1876
13. Bachelor’s degrees at Elizabethtown typically require eight semesters of full time study. Credits earned at the GCES will seamlessly transfer back to Elizabethtown and keep students on track to graduate within eight semesters. More information about Elizabethtown’s requirements for completion of educational programs can be found on the college website https://catalog.etown.edu/content.php?catoid=8&navoid=424 and college catalog https://catalog.etown.edu/index.php.
14. An accurate listing of Elizabethtown’s current educational providers can be found in the College Campus Directory of the website: https://www.etown.edu/directory/index.aspx
15. Distinctions between adjunct and full-time Elizabethtown College faculty, as well as other information about full and part-time positions, can be found on page 55 of the Elizabethtown Faculty Handbook: https://www.etown.edu/offices/human-resources/forms-resources/handbooks.aspx
GCES will follow the same procedures regarding faculty and staff, but will supplement the compensation of faculty to ensure competitive compensation.
16. All policies and procedures regarding transfer credit can be found on Elizabethtown’s website https://www.etown.edu/offices/registration-records/transfer/transfer-Credit.aspx and college catalog https://catalog.etown.edu/content.php?catoid=36&navoid=1878#TransferCredits. These procedures will apply at the GCES.
17. All of Elizabethtown’s requirements for graduation can be found in the college catalog: https://catalog.etown.edu/content.php?catoid=15&navoid=759#Graduation
18. Information about certificates and diplomas awarded upon graduation can be found in Elizabethtown’s college catalog: https://catalog.etown.edu/content.php?catoid=15&navoid=759#Graduation
19. The Greenway Center for Equity and Sustainability operates as a satellite campus of Elizabethtown College. Greenway course offerings will align with Elizabethtown’s B.S. in Engineering program, and credits earned at Greenway will count towards engineering degree requirements. All credits earned at Greenway can seamlessly transfer back to programs at Elizabethtown and other ABET accredited programs.
20. The GCES uses the same grading procedures as Elizabethtown College. Grades are reported as A, B, C, D, and F. Plus and minus distinctions are made. Designations of I, W, WF, P, NP, and AUD are used in appropriate situations. More information about grading and evaluation can be found in Elizabethtown’s college catalog: https://catalog.etown.edu/content.php?catoid=8&navoid=424#Grades_and_Quality_Point
21. Elizabethtown College’s student support services will also be available to students at the GCES. Elizabethtown’s Career Development Center provides services such as job placement and counseling. More information can be found on the Career Development page of the college website: https://www.etown.edu/offices/career/
The Center for Student Success is committed to promoting the growth and well-being of Elizabethtown College students, providing advising services and support: https://www.etown.edu/offices/student-success/index.aspx
22. Elizabethtown College offers a comprehensive need-based financial aid and merit scholarship program for incoming and current students. More information can be found on the financial aid page of the college website: https://www.etown.edu/offices/financial-aid/
The GCES operates as a remote campus of Elizabethtown College and thus financial aid procedures remain the same as at the main campus.
23. Information about Elizabethtown’s accreditations can be found on the college website: https://www.etown.edu/about/accreditations.aspx
Refunds from Elizabethtown College and the GCES may be requested for two reasons:
Due to a credit balance:
If a credit balance occurs on a student account, a student may formally request a refund of the credit balance. Refunds are available to students after financial aid has been finalized and the student account shows a credit balance. All bookstore and miscellaneous fees will be deducted before the refund is processed.
Refund request forms are available in the Business Office. Checks are issued on Friday for valid requests received by 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday and are sent to the address the student requests. Students who wish to pick up their checks in the Business Office may do so after 9:00 a.m. Friday morning.
Due to a withdrawal from school:
See the Elizabethtown College Student Handbook for details. More information can be found in the college catalog: https://catalog.etown.edu/content.php?catoid=36&navoid=1880
24. In the event that the decision is made to cease operations in Vermont, Elizabethtown will promptly notify the state Board of Education. Student records are already part of the Elizabethtown system, and will be retained so that students can still have access and will be able to transfer to Elizabethtown College’s main campus to continue their education.
25. Information and policies about Elizabethtown student records can be found on the Registration and Records office’s webpage: https://www.etown.edu/offices/registration-records/index.aspx These policies also apply to the GCES.